Features Research Archives

To Top

1976 Medicoach Trailer Clinic Borchure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

UPDATE: Lylito spotted a Medicoach modified FC at Coachbuilt.com. A brochure for this was sold on eBay also.

From the back:

fc_medicoach_1959

From the front:

1978-fc-mediacoach-brochure2

1978-fc-mediacoach-brochure

==============================================================================

I’ve never seen one of these trailers for sale. It appears most or all went to Southeast Asia.

“original non color sales sheet , 8.5 x 11 , shows Scotty Dispensary , Immunization Trailer Clinic as used by the Dooley Foundation in Southeast Asia. Produced by Medicoach , Oneonta , New York.”

View all the information on ebay

1976-medicoach-ambulance-brochure

1976-medicoach-ambulance-brochure

 
To Top

Bill’s Report From Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Bill filed a report on his trip to Alaska.

He writes, “Back from Alaska – assumption going, it would be the land of 4 wheel drives and lots of jeeps old and new.  Reality – the Toyota sedan is the vehicle of choice, Jeeps on the road from Fairbanks to Seward numbered about 2 dozen – none Willys era.  Bubba lives up there – see the M38A1 grafted to a Willys wagon, the Willys truck with a Ford or Chevy bed and the Willys truck with wire wheels.  There was a CJ3B fire truck I saw.

DSCN2591 DSCN2594 DSCN2595 DSCN2597 DSCN2598

Continue reading

 
To Top

Postcard of Wagon Tour Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Marc forwarded this cool postcard.

“Advertising Postcard showing one of the Jeeps operated by San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours out of Ouray, Colorado.
This is an unused, standard-sized (3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) modern chrome postcard. (c.1950s/60s)
It is in very good / excellent condition.”

View all the information on eBay

tour-jeep-wagon-postcard1

tour-jeep-wagon-postcard2

 
To Top

Some pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

Here are some more pics Charles found.

terrys-terrible-sign-and-jeep surrey-dj3a-woman-driving railroad-wagon cj2a-road-bus 1946-Vorfeld-alternative

 
To Top

1960s FC Cufflinks

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

These were on eBay. The auction has ended.

“Original Vintage 1960’s JEEP WILLYS Cab-Over FC-170 TRUCK CUFFLINKS & TIE BAR
Vintage DEALER PROMO SET of Mens jewelry for high fashion dress up events or car show,swap meet,cruising,cruise-in
I do not know exact year,truck has spare tire on side of bed,4 headlights,classic jeep grill,3 windows on passenger side
including wing window
Condition: Look & Work Perfect,with light wear,No problems,spring mechanism is perfect
Made by: Mercury Industries
Has not been cleaned or polished,nice patina,slightly tarnished by age
Weighs: 21 Grams Front Measures: 1.25″ x .75″”

fc-cufflinks

 
To Top

Target Practice Jeep at Page Field in Fort Myers

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Notice the track and the guide below the front of the jeep’s bumper. This photo came from Mission4Today.com

“Several students at Page Field in Fort Myers (ca 1945) with a jeep, the mechanical mule of the army that carried a target around on a circular cement track. The jeep itself was protected by a large embankment in the background. The students are over the right side of the embankment and shoot at a target.”

circa-1945-fort-myers-page-field-target

 
To Top

Photo of DJ-3A Surrey with Hardtop on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II (09/11/2013): Brian and Bruce each sent a photo. See below pink surrey photos.

UPDATE (09/10/2013): Brian shared these pics of a Surrey with a Kelly hardtop. He bought the hardtop, but not the jeep.See Brian’s pic and info underneath the pink surrey hardtop photos.

Unfortunately, there’s no description. Only the date of July 1965.

View all the information on eBay

1965-surrey-dj3a-photo2

1965-surrey-dj3a-photo1

(09/11/2013) Brian sent this photo of the door after it was sand blasted.

dj3a-surrey-hardtop11

(09/11/2013) Bruce forwarded this photo of the surrey without the top.

kellytopsurrey018

(09/10/2013) Brian’s photos of a 1961 DJ-3A Surrey:

Brian writes, “It’s not the same Jeep. My top has never had an i.d. tag on it which i always thought was odd. When i bought the top, the Jeep was only in Florida for a year or two at the time. Before that it was in Virginia where it had spent most of it’s life, the same State that the top was built in. The story was something like: a lady bought the Surrey new in ’61 and then (i think) it was sold to a serviceman around the time of Vietnam. He put the Jeep in storage and it sat there for well over 30 years, hence why it was in such good shape. I can’t remember who had the top put on it. 
 
I found two more pics that show a bit of the pink paint, in the rear cargo area some is showing on the ribs and the front floor shot shows a line of pink around the body seam. I had underhood pics that showed alot of pink paint that the cheaper paint didn’t adhere too well to but i can’t find them.

dj3a-surrey-hardtop1 dj3a-surrey-hardtop2 dj3a-surrey-hardtop3 dj3a-surrey-hardtop4

Continue reading

 
To Top

1941 Champion Spark Plugs Ad on eBay

This ad depicts a Bantam BRC-60.

“From a 1941 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, this is an ad for Champion Spark Plugs with art by Vickery. Illustrated are 8 uses for Champion Spark Plugs:
1. Bomber, Trainer, Airliner or Light Plane
2. Tanks
3. Reconnaissance Car or Jeep
4. Motorcycle
5. PT Boats of the Mosquito Fleet
6. American Industry
7. Farm Tractors
8. Trucking Industry
13 5/8″ x 10 1/8″
Excellent condition”

View all the information on eBay

1941-bantam-champion-spark-plugs-brochure

 
To Top

Photo from Poker Flats on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I found Poker Flat, California, but I couldn’t locate a “Poker Flats”. Anyone recognize the town?

View all the information on eBay

poker-flats-jeep-mb

 
To Top

Jeep Ad from US Steel on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Not a great photo of it, but the jeep is prominent.

View all the information on eBay

us-steel-ad

 
To Top

Collection of Photos from the UK on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here are some photos. I don’t have any closeups.

View all the photos on eBay

collection-jeep-photos-uk1

collection-jeep-photos-uk2

collection-jeep-photos-uk3

 
To Top

1946 Unusual ‘CJ-2A’ Bozeman, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950.

It’s funky, but appears in good shape.

“Running gear is from a vintage CJ2A. Body custom built. Equipped with stock 4 cyl engine, 3 spd trans, hi-lo range and 4 wheel drive. Mechanically strong, good tires. Good title and vintage plates. A lot of fun to drive and to look at. Good business mascot, parade vehicle or use on you acreage, at the cabin or lake.”

1946-cj2a-bozeman-mt

 
To Top

Montana Auto Museum in Deer Lodge, MT

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

On our last trip to the East Coast it seems we blew right by a museum in Deer Lodge, Montana, that houses a GPW of some vintage. I ran across a reference to the jeep last night, but couldn’t find a picture until tonight. There also might be a jeep wagon, but I can’t confirm it.

The Montana Auto Museum is located in the Old Montana Prison Complex (1106 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722), which houses five unique museums inside its historic prison walls. The complex includes the Old Montana Prison, Powell County Museum, Frontier Montana Museum, Yesterday’s Playthings and the Montana Auto Museum. The complex is run by the Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation. One fee covers all five museums.

The “USA Today” once listed the collection, which totals over 100 vehicles, as one of the top ten must-see auto museums in the country. Here’s one ‘non-car’ person who really enjoyed the place.

I found photos of the GPW at Brian DeFree’s Flickr site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandefrees/8116195425/in/photostream/

montana-auto-museum-gpw1

Here are some additional photos:

montana-auto-museum-gpw4 montana-auto-museum-gpw3 montana-auto-museum-gpw2

Shannon Shorg has even more photos, but none of the GPW. Here is a picture of a couple dune buggies though.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvymetal57/4738692305/in/set-72157624244653707/

montana-auto-museum-offroad

 

 
To Top

More Jeep Pics

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The first one is a photo of a section of reconnaissance 8 regiment – first a willy’s after it the successor our famous ‘minerva’ build in belgium under license of land rover.

2JP252085

Other pics:

jeeps-dunes

mb-jackson-brothers-garage

838_001

aMP_001

 
To Top

2014 FC-Roundup March 28-30 in Phoenix, AZ

• CATEGORIES: Event, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Jesse just announced the dates for the 2014 FC-Roundup in Phoenix, Arizona.

Learn more at theFCConnection

2014-roundup-info

 
To Top

Antwerp’s Liberation Celebration

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Charles forwarded these photos of a recent celebration in Antwerp.

liberation-antwerp-celebration9

liberation-antwerp-celebration1 liberation-antwerp-celebration2 liberation-antwerp-celebration3

Continue reading

 
To Top

11Foot8 Bridge in Durham, NC

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Brendan (from this-old-jeep.com) posted a link to this video, which was shown on Jalopnik. The video originated at 11foot8.com, a website devoted exclusively to capture trucks hitting a low bridge. Once you start watching, you can’t stop . . .

 

 
To Top

1964 DJ-3A Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Store Categories
Store home
Other
Brochure for 1964 willys jeep dispatcher
measures 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 with 4 pages
specifications list and options
shows all the features
very nice condition”

1964-dj3a-brochure1

1964-dj3a-brochure2

 
To Top

Doug’s 4-Wheelers in Pella, IA

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Dave Brevard saw Doug’s 4-Wheelers during a recent trip.

He writes, “On our way from North Carolina to the Willys Reunion in Missouri we detoured
and spent some time visiting our daughter in Iowa. The attached pictures show some of the Jeeps at a salvage yard about 4 miles east of Pella, Iowa. There are more there, but I wasn’t dressed properly to push through the tall weeds and investigate. All are really rough, but have lots of parts.”

www.dougs4-wheelers.com

P1010040
P1010026 P1010027 P1010028

Continue reading

 
To Top

CJ-5 JeepRod

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, M-38A1

Colin forwarded this crazy thing. It is the same jeep Brian spotted in 2012. More pictures of this here.

m38a1-rat-jeeprod

 
To Top

A Thoughtful Present

• CATEGORIES: Features

Gary’s renters in Maine knew he had a jeep. So, when there rental period ended, they left this present. The moose and the maps were an especially nice touch.

gary-renters-toy-jeep

 
To Top

April 14, 1944 Article from London News on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Here’s a great shot of a jeep on rails from the April 14, 1944 issue of Illustrated London News.

View all the information on eBay

1944-04-15-london-news

 
To Top

OOH! Point Post Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

Here’s another OOH! postcard. It’s not hard to see how OOH! Point got its name! (this photos below are from a previous version of the card).

“San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour, from OOHI Point looking down towards Hensen Creek Canyon midway between Ouray, and Lake Ciy, Colo.
mailed in 1969 from Ouray to Galesburg, Illinois.
Published by Noble Post Cards, Colorado Springs.
Condition very good.”

View all the information on eBay

Continue reading

 
To Top

It’s Book Launch Time!

• CATEGORIES: Features

Yeah, I know I said yesterday that I’d wait until next week, but Ann and I worked late into the morning to correct the last few details. In addition, the manuscript was approved quickly at Createspace. So, my first order of books arrives on Thursday the 12th. Those folks that bought pre-release readers versions will have their books shipped out on Friday the 13th.

So, if you weren’t a pre-release reader and want to get yourself or a friend a version, or just want to support eWillys, you can order books in two ways:

1) If you want a signed version, either email me at d@ewillys.com OR comment below. It’s $25 (which includes shipping).

2) If don’t care about it being signed, you can order the book through Createspace right now.

Want to learn more about the book, go to amberpanels.com. The novel, my first, combines thrills, chases, jeeps, art theft, and World War II. I’m told it’s a fast, fun read. Here are three reviews from pre-release readers:

David Eilers has written an exciting fast paced yet well balanced thriller. The compelling story spans both gritty and beautiful locations while making a jump from war-torn Europe to the supposedly peaceful American Northwest, all the while exposing the characters’ personalities in ways that add proper depth to the story. Likable but not perfect heroes, and sinister yet understandable villains. And somehow Dave weaves in jeep or two. I can recommend this book without reservation; however, it opens fast and keeps moving, so you may want to plan for reading it straight through. This book will also make great movie material. (In a way, it reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.)  – Guy Kathe

You know, I think this book is on par with most any well known author I’ve ever read, in fact it’s much better than a lot of the Clive cussler books. His stories are great but the banter between his characters sometimes is pretty unrealistic. – Bob Christy

Amber panels……..never would have picked up such a book in a bookstore…..skimmed thru it backwards and said…this is going to be boring. Not my cup of tea. Then.. I got bored and needed to read something…so I started in. Holy historical novel, batman, you have a HIT. Could NOT put it down. Another home run. Better than your last, which was great. I loved how you got jeeps involved. – Bill Foshay

new-full-cover-5-lores

 
To Top

Fort Warren, WY, Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s a postcard I hadn’t seen that Marc spotted.

“Postcard Era: Linen (primarily 1930’s & 1940’s)
Publisher: E.C. Kropp #27227N
Mailed: No
Condition: Good, with light edge wear and some foxing on the reverse. Please scans of both front and back of the card.

The “linen card” era lasted from about 1931 through the 1940’s, when new printing processes allowed printing on postcards made with a high rag content that created a linen-like finish. Postcards published in this era, with views of a particular city, town or tourist attraction inside large letters that spell out the name of the location, are called Large Letter Linens.”

View all the information on eBay

fort-warren-wy-jeeps1

Continue reading